Monday, 20 July 2015

Squeaky Brompton Suspension Block

Despite greasing the bolt on my suspension block, after a few days I seem to have the tell tale squeak that informs those in the know that more grease is required. At least I hope that is what it is?

The only grease I have used is Park Tools and after putting it out there that I have suffered from this problem, I have received lots of advice from those better informed that me pointing me in the direction of alternative products.

The squeaking of the suspension block is something I have had on all Brompton bikes I have owned. I have always had the firm version and despite greasing, after a few days it seems to come back. I really don't know what I am doing wrong?

Have you suffered this problem? Was it something other than the suspension block needing some grease? Is there a knack to applying grease in certain areas? Any advice would be appreciated so if you are one of those people in the know, please consider leaving a comment.

5 comments:

  1. Doug Polignano20 July 2015 at 21:15

    I thought I had a squeaky suspension block, but it turned out to be my saddle. The saddle rail clamp needed to be tightened a bit. You could give that a try. It was hard to figure out it was the saddle because of how close the saddle is to the suspension block.

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    1. Doug, regarding your question about the Brompfication seat post. Fitting the clamp is pretty easy once all is in front of you and there have been no issues whatsoever. It's a brilliant product. Weight saving is excellent but it's the extra shock absorption that is the biggest draw.

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  2. Good Luck, Mr. O! I will follow comments on this particular post, so I know what to do, if I ever run into this.
    Have a Great Week!!
    Peace :)

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  3. Doug Polignano28 July 2015 at 21:12

    Hey Mr. O. Found this article on creaking - try squirting some lube around the washers where the rear triangle is bolted into the frame.
    http://www.cyclechat.net/threads/brompton-creaks-and-squeaks.95967/

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    1. Many thanks Doug. I thought that the rear triangle was something to totally leave alone? Perhaps other can comment on this one too.

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